Ruminations on a Jewelry Store

My comrade on the street You haven’t slipped my mind A cardboard slab for comfort Smudged pleas, a soaked sign In the doorway of decadence Resting feet away from salvation Bars and locks deny you Your life is worth more Yet stones are given shelter Your rest will be disturbed Kicked by little pig hooves […]

My New Life in Vancouver: Week 1

What they want me to see: VS What I really see: Well I moved to Vancouver. Last week, I officially pulled up my roots, left my job, my apartment and the island that I love in order to be with my partner and pursue further education on the mainland. It’s a difficult transition to say […]

Settler Tears (A Poem for the 215)

Donation Links: https://legacyofhope.ca/ https://www.orangeshirtday.org/ https://www.irsss.ca/ (Indian Residential School Survivors Society) https://reconciliationcanada.ca/ https://raventrust.com/ https://www.sniwwoc.ca/ (Support Network for Indigenous Women and Women of Colour) http://unistoten.camp/ https://downiewenjack.ca/ (Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund) I have struggled to find the words for this topic without giving into my white settler guilt or anger. I also thought a rant would […]